Taro Okamoto’s Tohoku

Taro Okamoto Memorial museum

poster for Taro Okamoto’s Tohoku
[Image: "Namahage" Akita, 1957, photograph by Taro Okamoto]

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In 1957 contemporary artist Taro Okamoto made his first trip to Japan’s northern Tohoku region in search of the essence of Japanese culture. Discovering a vitality and wellspring of culture with parallels to the Okinawan and ancient Jomon civilizations, Okamoto was inspired to create his masterpiece Tower of the Sun during his Tohoku travels. The exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of Okamoto’s encounters with Japan’s Great North.



from July 01, 2017 to October 09, 2017
Closed September 4–September 8.


Taro Okamoto



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